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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by André on Today at 01:01:57 PM »


Second disc of addenda to Jonathan Nott’s integral set of Schubert symphonies. The first disc had works by Rihm, Schnebel, Mantovani and Widmann.

This one has Berio’s Rendering (a ‘what if’ take on Schubert’s sketches for his 10th symphony), Aribert Reimann’s Metamorphosen on a minuet, Hans Werner Henze’s short Erlkönig Orchesterphantasie, Hans Zender’s recomposition of 4 Schubert Choir Songs for chorus and orchestra and finally Kurt Schwertsik’ s Epilog zu Rosamunde - which presumably provided the title of the album.

There’s almost a dozen recordings of Rendering (I have Chailly’s), and Schubert lieder have been orchestrated by many composers, including a wholesale rethinking of Winterreise by Hans Zender. The notes to this disc state that « Schubert’s unusual handling of time - condensing, extending, standing still - the gaps and breaks within his works, their fragmentary and erratic nature resonated with modern irritations ». Hence the renewed interest in the past (studiously and forcefully rejected by diehard Darmstädtians in the 60s and 70s) and especially in the music of Schubert.

Nice thought. Whatever the motivations behind these rethinkings, my hunch is that a desire to explore the possibilities offered by music that builds so strongly on melody was an irresistible guilty pleasure these composers couldn’t ignore.

Each work has a common (schubertian) point of departure but explores entirely different avenues. Very stimulating. Recommended to the curious and open-minded from both persuasions (romantic and modernist).
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The Polling Station / Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Last post by Sergeant Rock on Today at 01:01:38 PM »
George Szell
Sergiu Celibidache
Lorin Maazel
Adrian Boult
Roger Norrington
Leonard Bernstein
Otto Klemperer
Carlo Maria Giulini
Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Giuseppe Sinopoli
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The Diner / Re: And They're Off! The Democratic Candidates for 2020
« Last post by Florestan on Today at 12:53:13 PM »
You have no proof of that.

Not yet.
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GMG News / Re: A Farewell to GMG
« Last post by Florestan on Today at 12:52:42 PM »
Speaking of marriage, my wife would be only too happy if some day I quit GMG for good. But, as we Romanians say, "bad is bad enough, but not bad is even worse".  ;D
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The Diner / Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Last post by Ken B on Today at 12:38:47 PM »
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.  Extremely silly but great fun -- one of my favorites since I was a wee lad.  This episode, Vincent Price has seized control of the submarine with his evil puppets.  It's a fine day to be alive...  ;D




Oh jeez, I remember that show from when I was about 8.
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The Diner / Re: What TV series are you currently watching?
« Last post by j winter on Today at 12:32:05 PM »
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.  Extremely silly but great fun -- one of my favorites since I was a wee lad.  This episode, Vincent Price has seized control of the submarine with his evil puppets.  It's a fine day to be alive...  ;D




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The Diner / Re: And They're Off! The Democratic Candidates for 2020
« Last post by schnittkease on Today at 12:26:40 PM »
And why, even if Bernie should become the nominee (which I personally doubt, though of course there remains the possibility) he will lose to Trump, in a huuuuge landslide.

You have no proof of that.
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by Ken B on Today at 12:24:56 PM »
I had read Eric Ambler’s The Mask of Dimitrios many years ago, but only now got around to watching the film.



The film was nice to watch, with quaint Hollywood recreations of exotic Eastern European locations, but TBH I remember the book being much more gripping then the movie.

Well yes the book is better — I reread it a few years ago — but the movie is fun. Greenstreet and Lorre!
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by ritter on Today at 12:19:50 PM »
I had read Eric Ambler’s The Mask of Dimitrios many years ago, but only now got around to watching the film.



The film was nice to watch, with quaint Hollywood recreations of exotic Eastern European locations, but TBH I remember the book being much more gripping then the movie.
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The Diner / Re: Brexit Negotiations.
« Last post by Florestan on Today at 12:04:53 PM »
Okay, I took the test again. I took questions at their face value. In each question specific to UK I substituted Romania for it. In some questions unspecific to any nation, I answered with Romania's experience and interest in mind (the way I see it, of course). Some questions I answered in Strongly, some others in Mildy (both agreement and disagreement). No Neutral, no Don't know. Last but not least I answered in complete earnest.

My result is this.



For comparison, the way I would honestly describe myself is thus:

Economic: center-right
National: centrist
Social: conservative

The Economic and Social scales match. The big discrepancy in the National scale is probably a result of replacing UK's experience and interests with Romania's.

The test says that the tribe closest to [my] own attitudes is Kind Young Capitalists. Well, at 47 coming December 13th I'm not young anymore; but kind I am (in real life, I mean; here on GMG I have been unkind many times, but to my defense I plead always having remorses and many times apologizing); and if by "capitalist" they mean a staunch supporter of a free market restrained by rule of law and Christian morality, then I suppose I can live perfectly happy within that tribe.

EDIT: I see my Social score is identical to Jo's. I'm not surprised. I'm even glad.
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